When you think of informed consent, you may think of the written consent forms that patients are sometimes asked to sign.
In fact, informed consent is not the same thing as a consent form. Instead, informed consent has to do with communication between a patient and a provider.
This communication allows the patient to make informed decisions about treatment options.
This course will teach you what you need to know to:
- Protect the patient's right to make treatment decisions
- Comply with the doctrine of informed consent
You will learn about:
- Ethics, law, and accreditation concerns related to informed consent
- Special cases of informed consent
Keep in mind throughout this course that laws and regulations vary by state. It is best to check with legal counsel in order to review your obligations and duties.